AN URGENT MESSAGE TO BUTLER COUNTY VOTERS: Deadlines are near for mail-in voting

Voting by mail in Butler County this election has been bumpy, to say the least. We’ve heard again and again about delayed ballots, voted ballots that are not recorded, full voice mailboxes at the county election bureau, and other issues, and want to assure you that the Butler County Democratic Committee is doing all we can to ensure every vote is cast and counted in this crucial election. Here are some important things to keep in mind as Election Day approaches:

BY TUESDAY OCT. 27, 4:30 P.M.: If you haven’t received your mail-in ballot, you can request a new ballot and vote in person at the election bureau Monday or Tuesday. They will cancel the previous ballot, give you a new one, and accept your completed ballot in the same visit.

BYTUESDAY OCT. 27, 4:30 P.M.: If you haven’t applied for a mail-in ballot yet, you may do so in-person at the Bureau of Elections, and complete and submit your ballot in the same visit

BY NOV. 3: Be sure your mailed ballot is postmarked...but earlier is better. Although the state granted an extension to Nov. 6 to receive ballots, Republicans filed a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to stop those votes from counting. This is their second attempt and it’s clear they hope to disenfranchise late voters under the new Supreme Court.

BY 8 P.M. NOV. 3: Drop off your mail-in ballot at the election bureau. You must have ID and only submit your own ballot. Masks are required; this will not be the case at all Election Day polling places.

BY 8 P.M. NOV. 3: If you have power of attorney for a relative, you can sign for them and bring their ballot to the bureau.You must bring the power-of attorney documentation.

BY 8 P.M. NOV. 3: If you can’t vote in person or drop off your ballot due to physical limitations as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, you can designate an agent using this form: https://www.votespa.com/Resources/Documents/Authorize-Designated-Agent-for-Mail-in-or-Absentee-Ballot.pdf

BY 8 P.M. NOV. 3: You can turn your ballot in at your polling place on Election Day—you must have the original envelopes–and vote with a regular ballot. The Judge of Elections will void the mail-in ballot. If you do not have your ballot, or the complete packet, you will be able to vote with a provisional paper ballot.

If you have any questions visit the Bureau of Elections in the Butler County Government Center – 124 W Diamond St, Floor LL, Butler, PA 16001 or call 724-284-5308.